TAYLOR SWIFT SETS RECORD FOR LONGEST #1 SONG- PASSING ‘AMERICAN PIE’ WITH ‘ALL TOO WELL’

All Too Well (10 Minute Version): did Taylor Swift's greatest song just get  better?

Just last week I had a post about Don McLean’s ‘American Pie’ and commented that at 8 minutes and 42 seconds it was the longest #1 song to ever top the Billboard Hot 100 Pop Charts. As of a couple days- there is a new record- Taylor Swift’s ‘All Too Well’ has hit the #1 spot- and it clocks in at 10 minutes 13 seconds. ‘American Pie’ nearly made it to the 50 year mark holding the record- it hit #1 in January 1972.

When asked to comment- McLean said “Let’s face it, nobody ever wants to lose that No. 1 spot, but if I had to lose it to somebody, I sure am glad it was to another great singer/songwriter.” Records are made to be broken- I have read some ‘get off of my lawn’ type comments from people considering the record falling- knocking Taylor Swift as an artist. I must disagree- I think she’s great.

9 responses to “TAYLOR SWIFT SETS RECORD FOR LONGEST #1 SONG- PASSING ‘AMERICAN PIE’ WITH ‘ALL TOO WELL’

    • I hadn’t thought of that– the original version of the song released in 2012 was 5:29– she has re recorded the album- don’t know why the redo added 5 minutes in length. Maybe she was thinking a new record?

  1. American Pie Don must be losing it in his old age. ” Lose the record as longest song to a great songwriter?” But, come on, Don, she is mediocre at best as a performer and writes about her wrong choice in men, all on a 12-year-old level. Geez.

  2. What I’m most pleased about is that she has ditched the pop writers and that schtick, and gone back to her own words and style. I hope it’s permanent. The pop stuff showed she could achieve super star fame and status, but this shows off what she can deliver with her unique singer-songwriter talents, imo.

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